Croatian Center of Renewable Energy Sources 


The 2nd International Conference on Algal Biomass, Biofuels and Bioproducts

San Diego, USA 2012
The 2nd International Conference on Algal Biomass, Biofuels and Bioproducts provides a new level of direct interaction between the leaders in the scientific field, the strategic partners and the attending delegates. Emphasis will be placed on latest unpublished technical and scientific results, discussion and direct interactions with strategic partners and leaders in the field. The conference is designed to facilitate extended discussion periods with dedicated networking sessions.
The conference will cover all areas of emerging technologies in algal biology, biomass production, cultivation, harvesting, extraction, bioproducts, and econometrics.
Do not miss the opportunity to meet and discuss this rapidly developing field with pre-eminent scientific leaders!
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  • Algal Biology – Metabolic Regulation of Microalgae for Biofuels
  • Algal Biology – Molecular Traits of Microalgae for Biofuels
  • Algal Biology – Phylogeny of Microalgae for Biofuels
  • Algal Cultivation – Heterotrophic Systems, including utilization of waste waters for algal production
  • Algal Cultivation – Phototrophic Systems in Open Ponds
  • Algal Cultivation – Phototrophic Systems in Photobioreactors
  • Algal Harvesting and Extraction Systems
  • Bioproducts from Algal Biofuels Refining, including agricultural, bioplastics, and chemical products
  • Life Cycle Analysis[LCA]
  • New Conversion Technologies for Algal Biofuels, including catalytic, thermal, and enzymatic systems
  • Technoeconomic Modeling of Algal Biofuels Systems
Poster and paper submissions in all areas covering the above research topics with cyanobacteria and all types of algae (micro to macroalgae) are acceptable.

Conference Speakers

John R. Benemann, Benemann Associates, USA
Roy Curtiss, Arizona State University, USA
Frederick Dryer, Princeton University, USA
C. Meghan Downes, New Mexico State University
Mark Hildebrand, UCSD, USA
Olaf Kruse, University of Bielefeld, Germany
Ron Lacey, Texas A&M, USA
Anthony Marchese, Colorado State University, USA
Steve Mayfield, UCSD, USA
Greg Mitchell, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, USA
Matteo Pelligrini, UCLA, USA
Mario Tredici, University of Florence, Italy
Tryon Wickersham, Texas A&M, USA
Rene Wijffels, Wageningen University, The Netherlands
Qinyu Wu, Tsinghua University, China



The conference will take place at the Westin Gaslamp Quarter, San Diego, in the heart of downtown San Diego’s historic and vibrant Gaslamp Quarter, featuring an array of shopping, dining, entertainment and unique cultural activities. Catch a football game at Qualcomm Stadium.


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Croatian Center of Renewable Energy Sources  (CCRES)